U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Baker, 125 U.S. 646 (1888)
United States v. Baker
Submitted April 2, 1888
Decided April 18, 1888
125 U.S. 646
A person who was appointed a midshipman in the navy in September, 1867, and an ensign in July, 1872, and as to whom the lowest grade having graduated pay held by him since last entering the service was, under the Act of July 15, 1870, c. 295, 16 Stat. 330, § 3, that of ensign, is entitled to be credited, under the Act of March 3, 1883, c. 97, 22 Stat. 473, with the time he so served as a midshipman, on the ground that service as a midshipman at the Naval Academy was service as an officer in the navy.
The case is stated in the opinion.